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Site Map - Cybercrime

Data Breaches

- U.S. data breaches rose 47 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Insider theft doubled to 16 percent from 2007.

Cyberattacks

- Cybercriminals increasingly launched attacks from legitimate Web sites and e-mail addresses last year, according to Cisco Systems’ annual security report. Threats coming from legitimate sites increased 90 percent in 2008, almost twice the rate of growth compared to 2007.

Numbers

- 88The percentage of IT administrators who say they would steal valuable company data if they were fired. Access management vendor Cyber-Ark conducted the poll.

Fighting Fraud

- An online vendor turns to a service that evaluates the risks from customer purchases and helps reduce fraud.

Underground Cybereconomy Thrives

- The total value of advertised goods in the underground cybereconomy is valued at $276 million, according to a new report from Symantec, which monitored the criminal activity between July 2007 and June 2008.

Russia's Cybercrime Haven

- A computer security firm uncovered the exploits of a Russian cybergang, which included using malware to steal money from private bank accounts.

Researcher Says Russian Government Involved in Georgia Cyber Attacks

- A researcher asserts that the Russian government was involved in cyber attacks against Georgia.

Bank Account Details Most Popular Item for Sale by Cybercriminals

- In the online black market, bank account details can sell for as little as $10.

Russian Cybercrime

- Russian cybercriminals, says McAfee, are a permanent and serious danger with most phishing, spam, and identity theft schemes led by such groups.

U.K.: Tories Release New Cybercrime Plan

- Britain's opposition party looks to get tough on cybercrime.
 




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